The Sweden star praised the Argentine magician who won the prestigious prize for four consecutive years, and believes the Blaugrana are the best team of all time
The Argentina star is in the form of his life, as he has broke numerous goal-scoring records recently and subsequently earned his fourth Ballon d'Or in January, which has left an impression on Ibrahimovic.
"He is the best player in the world right now," the 31-year-old told reporters at a press conference.
"He has won four Ballon d'Ors. They should rename this award and call it Messi," he then jokingly added.
"But I do not know if he is the best player of all time. it is difficult to say. We'll see when he has finished his career."
The forward then pointed out that he thinks the Blaugrana are currently the best side football has to offer.
Ibrahimovic continued: "They're best team of all time. We will try to find solutions. I'll try to do my best, then we'll see what happens."
Considering his outstanding recent performances, Ibra was quick to remark that he does not care about who is the best.
"It is thanks to my team-mates that I was able to play that well. We are a team. Being No.1, this is not important," he added.
PSG await the Catalan giants on April 2 for their Champions League first-leg quarter-final clash at the Parc des Princes.